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2A State Cross Examination Debate Competition

2A State Cross Examination Debate Competition

Ari Livingston (senior) and Carter Hinson (senior) placed third at the 2A State Cross Examination (CX) Debate Competition on March 15th and 16th. Ari Livingston also earned the most speaker points, winning the Golden Gavel Award, the top speaker award at the state level. Carter and Ari’s medals recently arrived from the UIL state office and were presented to them in a ceremony at Olney High School on Friday, April 23, 2021. Ari and Carter have competed in CX debate since their freshman year. Coach Lani Caffey stated, “These students have been integral members of the OHS Speech and Debate team. They set a standard for excellence and a tradition for winning. They will be missed next year.”

The Neff-Hammond House

The Neff-Hammond House

Leol Marvin Neff, Sr. (1895 – 1959) and wife Gladys (1905-1948) (Tate) bought the lot in 1930 and took out a mechanics lien for $5,400 to erect a five-room house on the lot. Mr. Neff ad come to Olney in the early twenties to open a dry good store on East Main in the early oil boom days, having come from McGregor in McClennan County. He and Gladys married in Burkburnett in 1926. Only one child came from this union—Leol Marvin Neff, Jr. (1928-1986). Mr. Neff was a native of Illinois, and Gladys was born in Miami, Roberts, County, Texas. Neff was a Mason and a member of the Maskat Shrine Temple in Wichita Falls. In 1943, Mr. Neff returned to McGregor to go back into his father’s store. As a side note, Mrs. Neff died in 1948, and the obituary listed her father, B.L. Tate as a resident of Eliasville.

Cub UIL Team goes big at Regionals

Cub UIL Team goes big at Regionals

Last week on April 15-16, OHS competed in the Regional UIL tournament at Grayson College. Many teams competed at this year’s Regional tournament, including Accounting, Calculator Applications, Computer Applications, Informative Speaking, Lincoln-Douglas Debate, Literary Criticism, Mathematics, Number Sense, Persuasive Speaking, Ready Writing, and Science, as well as Spelling and Vocabulary.

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